About CMMC  

CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification), developed by the Department of Defense (DoD), reinforces cybersecurity for organizations handling sensitive defense information. This level builds upon NIST SP 800-171 controls, including access control and incident response. It safeguards Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), reflecting a moderate level of cybersecurity readiness. CMMC certification is required for DoD contractors, providing supply chain assurance and minimizing the impact of potential cybersecurity incidents. Cybersecurity readiness is crucial for defense contractors because they work with sensitive information and technology that can be used to harm national security if it falls into the wrong hands. 

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Benefits of CMMC Certification

Acquiring CMMC certification provides benefits such as:

CMMC Readiness Gap Assessment

A focused approach to cybersecurity readiness involves a systematic gap assessment and security enhancement process. Follow these steps to identify areas of improvement, pinpoint vulnerabilities, and strengthen your organization’s defense against cyber threats:

Essential Cybersecurity Measures Checklist

Discover best practices for ongoing cybersecurity as this checklist outlines vital measures to strengthen your organization’s defense against a range of cyber threats:

Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

A step-by-step incident response plan is essential to protect against constantly
changing cyber threats. Detail how to:

  • Define detection methods to recognize the signs of a cybersecurity incident. 
  • Categorize incidents by risk severity to effectively allocate resources. 
  • Assemble a multidisciplinary response team for incident management. 
  • Outline actions to isolate, contain, and preserve evidence. 
  • Establish a communication plan to keep stakeholders informed. 
  • Develop a recovery roadmap to restore affected systems, data, and services. 
  • Conduct a post-incident analysis of incident impact and response effectiveness. 

This approach enables you to prepare and adapt to rapidly changing cyber threats. Your commitment will help you prepare for certification and gain eligibility to bid on Department of Defense contracts.

Ready to take the next step? Contact IntraSystems Advisory Division today to conduct a comprehensive Readiness Assessment. Safeguard your organization’s future with tailored cybersecurity strategies and expert guidance.

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